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ROOKIE QB TANDEM: The two quarterbacks selected in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft -- MATT RYAN (Atlanta, No. 3) and JOE FLACCO (Baltimore, No. 18) -- are two weeks away from becoming one of the most prolific rookie quarterback tandems in history.

 

As starters since Kickoff Weekend, Ryan (9-5) and Flacco (9-5) have led their clubs to a combined 18-10 (.643) record and have thrown for a combined 5,671 yards (Ryan, 3,146; Flacco, 2,525).

 

With at least one win in their four remaining combined starts, they would finish the season with the highest combined winning percentage (at least .594) by two rookie quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).

 

With a combined 247 yards passing over the season’s final two weeks, Flacco and Ryan also will have the most passing yards ever in a season by a rookie tandem.

 

The highest combined season winning percentage by two rookie quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era (minimum eight starts each):

 

YEAR

QUARTERBACKS

W-L

PCT.

 

1983

John Elway/Dan Marino

11-8

.579

 

1979

Steve Fuller/Phil Simms

12-11

.522

 

2006

Matt Leinart/Vince Young

12-12

.500

 

2006

Bruce Gradkowski/Vince Young

11-13

.458

 

2003

Kyle Boller/Byron Leftwich

10-12

.455

 

2008

Joe Flacco/Matt Ryan

18-10

.643*

* 14 starts each

 

 

 

The most combined passing yards by two rookie quarterbacks in a season (all-time):

YEAR

QUARTERBACKS

COMBINED YARDS

 

1998

Charlie Batch/Peyton Manning

5,917

 

2008

Joe Flacco/Matt Ryan

5,671*

 

1993

Drew Bledsoe/Rick Mirer

5,327

 

1998

Ryan Leaf/Peyton Manning

5,028

 

2002

David Carr/Joey Harrington

4,886

 

*Through 15 weeks

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